Mongolia’s top officials pay respect to the Monument for the Politically Repressed

2021-09-10 13:10:27

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. Today, September 10, is a Day of Tribute to the Memory of the Victims of the Political Repression. On this day, President of Mongolia U. Khurelsukh, Speaker of the Parliament G.Zandanshatar and Prime Minister L. Oyun-Erdene paid respects and laid wreaths to the Monument for the Politically Repressed.

The repression is deemed to have happened between 1922 and 1990, during which an estimated 36,000 people were reportedly repressed. According to the State Commission on Rehabilitation, a total of 31,357 victims of political repression have been rehabilitated. Total of MNT 80.5 billion were granted as compensation to 19,434 citizens, including grandchildren, siblings, nephews and nieces of the repressed.

There are more than 200 objects on the national level dedicated to the memory of the victims of political repression, including organizations, avenues, squares, monuments, stupas, boards and memorial pillars.

Chairman of the City Council and head of the Capital City Commission on Rehabilitation J. Batbayasgalan, relevant officials and relatives of the repressed were also present to pay their respect and lay wreaths.